Greg Popovich Questions “World Champ” Banners At Boston Garden

March 29th, 2010 by Nathaniel Snow Leave a reply »
The San Antonio Spurs laid down a serious beating on the Boston Celtics Sunday night at the TD Bank Garden. The 94-73 loss was the C’s worst of the season and only the third time they have been beaten by 20 or more.

But there was another story making headlines in Boston—other than the disgraceful loss. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich spoke with local media and had some interesting things to say about the 17 banners hanging from the Boston Garden rafters.

“There are no World Champions in the NBA, so anybody that has the flag up that says world champions is not correct,” Popovich told a local Boston rag… I mean mag. “The world champions, I believe, are the Spanish team right now. USA is the Olympic champion. The Lakers are the NBA champion. It doesn’t make sense for an NBA team to call themselves world champions. I don’t remember anybody playing anybody outside our borders to get that tag. Isn’t that true? I keep waiting for somebody to tell me I’ve missed something.”

Though Pop comes off as an arrogant choad, he poses a valid argument. It is an argument that could also be posed about the so ...

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